Privacy concerns are a key factor slowing the deployment of e-health across Europe, the EU Observer reports. Most recently, Germany decided to postpone enacting its national e-health smart card due to concerns of security and confidentiality. European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) risk management expert Barbara Daskala says that taking time to implement e-health has benefits when it comes to addressing privacy and data protection concerns. "E-health services have a lot to offer of important benefits for citizens and society in general, there is no doubt about that," Daskala notes. "However, it is still a controversial area in the sense that it may also pose many important risks that need to be addressed, preferably before its massive deployment."
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